€ 5,500 prize money for new ideas & audience development for the carillon
HACK THE BELLS is the only carillon crossover pitch competition in the world. So far there have been two editions in San Francisco and Ann Arbor, USA. The Maastricht 2018 edition is the first in Europe.
This competition is open to everyone: designers, artists, musicians, vloggers, Artificial Intelligence experts, new ones media programmers and all other creative minds!
Present a clear new idea that puts the carillon in a new light, attracts the audience to the instrument or promotes the carillon in unseen ways. The more out-of-the-box your idea is, the better. There are prizes in two categories, all around a tower carillon and a mobile carillon, with prize money of € 4,000 and € 1,500 respectively. Your project will be, depending on the category in which you participate, realized in Maastricht during the European Sounding Heritage Festival 2020 or acquired by museum Klok & Peel Asten.
Carillon towers are iconic and popular landmarks that have been playing in our cities for hundreds of years. Many people appreciate them deep and thinking about it regularly. Yet it is sometimes regarded as an 'old fat' part of our culture. Maybe because the artists who play carillon, compose for it and manage the instrument, generally comparable courses, have backgrounds and jobs and thus come up with similar ideas. So that's where you come in!
What would YOU do with a carillon?
Drs. NICOLETTE GAST
Prof. TIFFANY NG
Dr. LUC ROMBOUTS
Prof. dr. Ir. JEU SCHOUTEN